Postdoctoral Associate, Planetary Geophysics/Geodesy

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS/GEODESY, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to join a group headed by Professor Maria T. Zuber.  Will conduct research within a wide field that includes the formation and evolution of the Moon, planets, and asteroids, including their internal structures and dynamical motions. Seek candidates with interests in planetary and satellite interiors and orbital and rotational dynamics.  The position offers the opportunity to work closely with collaborators at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and use space-based observations and measurements as part of the research. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in geophysics, planetary science, space geodesy, or a closely related field; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with planetary gravity, tidal forces, altimetry, spacecraft orbit determination, or seismology would be an asset.  Job #17786

Additional information about the position is available from Dr. David E Smith at

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter/statement describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The contact information may be included in your cover letter/statement.  For full consideration please submit application by November 1, 2019. 

The  appointment will initially be for one year with the possibility for renewal.


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